Business Development Executive

Job Vacancy

Reporting to – Business Development Manager

Role Outline

Under the day to day supervision of the BD Manager this varied role will provide support to the BD function to help in delivering campaigns, running events and managing content on collateral, the website and social media.

Proven experience in a BD environment as well as proven experience in a comparable business, ideally within a law firm (likely to be in the region of 2 years) is desirable.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Marketing – to support the delivery of everything in the marketing programme for the firm and each department including events, seminars, webinars, communication, sponsorship, PR, advertising etc;
  • Event management – to organise, manage and deliver all planned events
  • Content management – to build and maintain a content management system and to repurpose content for the website, intranet, social media etc. Sources will include articles, directories, pitches, targeting lists, thought leadership, campaigns etc;
  • Website – to be responsible for the maintenance and relevance of our website, keeping it up to date at all times and regularly refreshing it with new content
  • Collateral – to keep our marketing materials up to date and create flyers when required
  • Brand – to be the guardian of our brand and ensure that all materials are consistent. To maintain appropriate banks of logos, photography and stock images and provide items upon request;
  • Communication – to produce all internal and external communication (newsletters, e-shots etc);
  • Pitching – to complete Pre-Qualifying Questionnaires (PQQs) with standard information from a pitch library. Create and format pitch documents and harvest content back into the pitch library including firm, department and practice information, and experience;
  • Management information – to provide key information when required e.g for pitches, award entries, directory entries, reports;
  • PR – to maximise the use of coverage created internally and externally;
  • Social media – to manage and proactively populate our LinkedIn and Twitter feeds;
  • CRM – to update content on a CRM system and support the creation of account plans, doing deep research where required;
  • Referrals – to report on referrals made and Source of Introduction;
  • Key Client Management (KCM) – to keep account plans updated;
  • Recognition – to manage the referee programme, leverage all content and submit all directory and award entries on time having proof-read them
  • Client Satisfaction – to report on client feedback and harvest positive testimonials
  • Reporting – to help compile and contribute to the BD month-end report;
  • General administration – monitoring the marketing inbox and providing support to the BD Manager and Director as appropriate
Skills, qualifications and experience required:
  • Proven experience in a BD environment as well as proven experience in a comparable business, ideally within a law firm (likely to be in the region of 2 years);
  • First class organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise and re-prioritise throughout the day and to deliver to tight timescales;
  • A self-starter with a structured, project-management approach to their work. This will mean thinking beyond the task in hand and considering what needs to happen before, during and after the activity, what its implications are and who needs to be aware of it;
  • A team player, happy to play their part in working with others to achieve common goals;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a meticulous eye for detail for example, in proof reading
  • An ability to work in a demanding environment, with a flexible and adaptable approach to work;
  • An analytical person who is not happy with the status quo but able to assess a situation and suggest ways to improve it;
  • Proven ability to build and maintain effective relationships with clients, business contacts and other third parties;
  • A flair for designing and presenting high quality, branded documents and presentations;
  • Experience of managing websites (ideally WordPress) and intranets would be beneficial from the point of view of content management though no programming experience is needed;
  • Proven IT skills, in particular experience of using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint);
  • Strong commitment to client care and to providing a friendly and helpful service; and
  • A recognised relevant marketing or business qualification is desirable.

We are a flexible and supportive employer, with a track record of supporting you in your career progression. All employees benefit from 25 days holiday plus an extra day on your birthday, pension, life assurance and a healthcare cashplan. And there are lots of perks such as lunchtime yoga, free fruit and social events…once we’re back in the office!

To apply for this role please email CV and covering letter to Joanne Everist HR Manager joanne.everist@keebles.com

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